Sunday, July 26, 2020

A clueless Scott Walker serves up Twitter irony times two

Bucky's relevancy-seeking ex-Governor and Trump 2020 re-election campaign co-chair has within the last few hours posted two videos from Ronald Reagan's California ranch.

While Walker has posted these kinds of images before, what makes the current Tweets more noteworthy is that they came at the same time the Ronald Reagan Foundation has demanded successfully that the Trump campaign which Walker is serving stop raising money using Reagan's image.

Trump Campaign, RNC Told by Reagan Foundation to Stop Using Former President's Likeness for Fundraising
The demand from the foundation came after the Trump campaign sent out a July 19 fundraising email, asking supporters to contribute $45 or more to receive a "limited edition" set of gold coins with images of Trump and Reagan. The set also came with a photograph of the current president meeting the former president and shaking hands at the White House in 1987.... 
Trump has previously tried to promote himself using his predecessor's name. In July 2019, the president shared a meme featuring a fake quote attributed to Reagan. The quote says: "For the life of me, and I'll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president." Trump dubbed the meme: "Cute!" when he shared it. 
The 2019 episode earned Trump a PolitiFact "Pants on Fire" false finding, and a further, false-news alert by Facebook, PolitiFact said:
It was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.).
For the record, the Reagan ranch is now owned and operated by a conservative group for which Walker works, so it's not surprising that Walker is showcasing himself again on the property.

What's surprising is that Walker continues unconcerned about his contradictory ride on Trump and Reagan's coattails even at the very moment Trump was earning a very public Reagan Foundation admonishment.
2018 photo


Betsey said...

When you haven't got a clue and you haven't money to buy one.

Anonymous said...

Waiting with bait breath for much anticipated artists rendering of Walker riding Harley babe style behind Reagan on a Velociraptor!

Anonymous said...

Charlie Pierce on Scott Walker: "Punching waaayy above your weight class, doof."